ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship 2021

The AUN Secretariat is pleased to inform you that the application for the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS) 2021 Programme is now open to scholars, researchers and students of AUN and AUN Thematic Networks

ACYLS is an initiative in response to the call of the Leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and ASEAN Member States (AMS) to increase people-to-people exchanges, strengthen educational cooperation and promote academic exchanges and linkages between AMS and the PRC. It aims to foster socio-cultural and people-to-people exchanges to build a closer ASEAN-China community with a shared future.

It will provide a rare and unique opportunity for ASEAN professionals and future leaders to enrich their knowledge, broaden their horizon, develop work skills, and improve their competitiveness while enhancing their life experiences by living and studying in China.

ACYLS provides a full scholarship award covering all program-related expenses such as: (i) tuition and other school fees, (ii) accommodation, (iii) round-trip international air fare, (iv) comprehensive medical insurance, and (v) stipends.

The 2021 intake of ACYLS includes awards for: (i) master’s degree programmes, (ii) doctoral programmes, and (iii) one-semester (4-5 months) research scholarship programmes.

Prospective applicants must complete the online application by visiting CGSIS (Chinese Government Scholarship Information System) by visiting or and click “Scholarship Application for Students” on top to register and log-in. Kindly note that online submission of the application is compulsory for each applicant by completing the application information and uploading all necessary supporting documents.

For more information of the scholarship, including the ACYLS application guidebooks and list of AUN member and associate member universities, please visit

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Guidebook to ACYLS-2021